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Babylon Sisters (first feature)

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Babylon Sisters

Babylon Sisters

original title:

BABYLON SISTERS

directed by:

screenplay:

Gigi Roccati, Giulia Steigerwalt, Andrea Iannetta, from the novel “Amiche per la pelle” by Laila Wadia

cinematography:

editing:

Annalisa Forgione, Giuseppe Leonetti

set design:

Anton Spazzapan

costume design:

Duška Nešić Dragić

production:

Tico Film Company, supported by MiBACT, Antitalent, in assocition with Banca Generali, Nuovo Imaie, with the support of Media Programme, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission

world sales:

country:

Italy/Croatia

year:

2016

film run:

85'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (06/09/2016)

festival & awards:

Kamla and her parents have just moved in a rundown building on the outskirts of Trieste together with other immigrant families and an old grumpy retired school teacher, determined not to leave his home, when an eviction notice falls on all the residents.
While the men react in anger to the landlord‘s threats, the women strive to cooperate and save the destiny of their families through tears, laughs and misunderstandings. In this un-settling situation, little Kamla and professor Leone will become friends against the will of her father, while her mother Shanti will soon reveal a gift, dancing like a Bollywood star. Thanks to a friendly social worker, they come up with the idea of a dance school.
The neighborhood will soon be talking about the Babylon Sisters.